This article lists political parties in Sweden.

Sweden has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

National parties

The letter(s) after each Swedish party name are the abbreviations commonly used for those parties in the Swedish media.

Parties with official representation

Parties with representation in the Riksdag and/or European Parliament:

Party Ideology Spectral position MPs MEPs Membership
Swedish Social Democratic Party,
Sveriges Socialdemokratiska arbetarparti
S/SAP Social democracy, democratic socialism[1] Centre-left 107 5 75,000 (2020)[2]
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Sweden Democrats,
SD Social conservatism,[3] national conservatism[4] right-wing populism, anti-immigration Right-wing to far-right 73 3 33,207 (2020)[2]
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Moderate Party,
Moderata samlingspartiet
M Liberal conservatism[5] Centre-right 68 4 40,602 (2020)[2]
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Left Party,
V Socialism,[6] feminist politics[6] Left-wing 24 1 23,872 (2020)[2]
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Centre Party,
C Liberalism, social liberalism[7][8] Centre to centre-right 24 2 24,445 (2020)[2]
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Christian Democrats,
KD Christian democracy,[9] conservatism,[10][11] social conservatism[12] Centre-right to right-wing 19 2 24,894 (2020)[2]
Green Party,
Miljöpartiet de Gröna
MP Green politics,[10] eco-socialism[13] Centre-left 18 3 9,530 (2020)[2]
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L Conservative liberalism, classical liberalism,[14] economic liberalism,[15][16] European federalism[17] Centre-right 16 1 12,179 (2020)[2]

Note: Any party having broken the 1% threshold in the last two EU-parliament or Riksdag elections respectively will have their ballots printed and distributed by the authorities.[18]

Minor parties

Defunct and historical parties

Joke parties

Regional and local parties

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The following is a list of currently active[20] and also defunct (†) parties on the local (municipal and regional) levels. Parties active only at the regional levels are listed in bold. Parties that are active at both the regional and municipal levels are bold and are marked with an asterisk (*).

Parties that are simultaneously campaigning on the national level are underlined.
















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See also


  1. ^ Merkel, Wolfgang; Alexander Petring; Christian Henkes; Christoph Egle (2008). Social Democracy in Power: The Capacity to Reform. London: Taylor & Francis. pp. 8, 9. ISBN 978-0-415-43820-9.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Tusentals medlemmar lämnade S i fjol – bara SD ökade" [Thousands of members leave S last year – only SD increases]. Nyheter Idag (in Swedish). 30 April 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  3. ^ Berezin, Mabel (2013), "The Normalization of the Right in Post-Security Europe", Politics in the Age of Austerity, Polity Press, p. 255
  4. ^ Peter Starke; Alexandra Kaasch; Franca Van Hooren (2013). The Welfare State as Crisis Manager: Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-137-31484-0.
  5. ^ Björn Wittrock (2012). "The Making of Sweden". In Johann Pall Arnason; Bjorn Wittrock (eds.). Nordic Paths to Modernity. Berghahn Books. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-85745-270-2.
  6. ^ a b Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 225. ISBN 978-1-135-35547-0.
  7. ^ Svante Ersson; Jan-Erik Lane (1998). Politics and Society in Western Europe. SAGE. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7619-5862-8. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  8. ^ T. Banchoff (1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  9. ^ Hans Slomp (2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics [2 volumes]: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 433. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8.
  10. ^ a b Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Kristdemokrater är både konservativa och radikala". VLT (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 26 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
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  13. ^ "Vad står Miljöpartiet för? –".
  14. ^ "Liberalerna" [Liberals]. Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish).
  15. ^ Mühlbauer, Peter (2018). "Trump mahnt Zollreziprozität an" (in German). Telepolis. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  16. ^ Hecking, Claus (2018). "Diese Regierungsbildung wird kompliziert" (in German). Der Spiegel. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Liberalernas nya politik: Kämpa för EU-federation". 21 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Putting out ballot papers". Valmyndigheten. 20 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Internetfenomenet som fick Hanif Bali i blåsväder". (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  20. ^ For the purposes of this article, a party qualifies as "active" if they have campaigned for a legislature since 2014.